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Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
quote . >> reporter: and more than half a century later this case is no longer cold. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> schieffer: the hospital that has provided care for america's war wounded for generations wil-- we'll look ate legacy of walter reed next.
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
. soon the jury will decide. karen brown, cbs news, orlando, florida. >>> politics now, and the battle over the debt ceiling. the senate will be back in session tomorrow trying to hammer out a deal to raise america's borrowing limit by august 2nd, but with republicans and democrats in a stalemate, a completely different option is being discussed. whit johnson has more. >> reporter: three weeks ago when courtney hinton was asked in a cbs news poll how she thought congress should raise the debt ceiling, she along with 69% of respondents said no. now amid fears of a looming crisis, she isn't so sure. >> i think people don't really understand it. you really have to pay attention to get what it means. >> reporter: what it means according to the bipartisan policy center is come early august, the treasury would only have enough money to pay about 56% of its bills. former treasury official jay powell says the government would likely pay interest first, leaving popular domestic programs in jeopardy. >> it could be social security, it could be medicare. it could be medicaid. we can't pay everyth
CBS
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm PDT
entrepreneurs who are thinki wambach captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: good evening. we begin tonight with news of a rare sunday night showdown at the white house. with the race heading to the wire, president obama has wound up a meeting with cong with no final agreem dayan the latest on that meeting and what the stakes are, and we begin with the ior white house correspondent bill plante. >> president obama met for a second time. with congressional leaders late sunday trying to craft a grand bargain to cut government spending. over the weekend, they had appeared to be making progress. but last night, house speaker john boehner called it quits, saying simply that he didn't have the votes to pass something that sweeping in the house. "i believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a the sp mel can sham statement. the white house responded by repeating the president's insistence that ed approach must include revenue from ending tax breaks for special interest. and today, treasury secretary tim geithner was positive a deal wi
CBS
Jul 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
like it's at or above 110 degrees. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >>> the blistering heat wave is straining the nation's power grids. utilities like con ed in new york say wide-spread electric outages are unlikely. in chicago, 7,000 people lost power due to the excessive demand. and thousands of homes are without electricity in southern michigan. >>> there's been a development in the case of the giants fan who was beaten outside of dodger stadium, two new suspects are under arrest. brian stowe was nearly beaten to death on opening day in may. this man, giovanni ramirez was arrested and held on a parole violation. but yesterday, two other men were arrested. >> no matter what happens on that side, you know, it's never going to really help brian. will it possibly help someone else down the line? absolutely. >> prosecutors are yet to file a case against ramirez. one law enforcement official says he may well be exonerated. >>> now to the football lockout. nfl owners have voted on and approved a tentative agreement to end the 132-day labor dispute. but the player representatives did
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
more. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" the consequences of a u.s. default on world markets. ashley morrison is here in new york with that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, betty. as danielle reported, anxiety over the u.s. budget talks sent asian stocks down this morning. tokyo's nikkei lost 0.7%, while hong kong's hang seng was down about the same. >>> on wall street yesterday, the dow gave up an early rally to finish 62 points lower while the nasdaq inched up 1 point snapping a four-day losing streak. >>> the global economy is highly dependent on the u.s. economy. the dollar is the reserve currency used by most central banks. the new managing director of the international monetary fund, christine laguarde says if no budget agreement is reached confidence in u.s. currency would plummet. >> it would probably entail a decline relative to other currencies and probably the doubts in the mind of those people who reserve currencies. >> financial executives are also voicing their concern to lawmakers. >>> the government's report on second quarter gro
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 4:00am PDT
of folks hoping for today. joel brown thank you so much. >>> cbs news will bring you live coverage of the final space shuttle launch this morning if it happens. >>> today and tomorrow president obama and leaders of congress will be working separately to try to sort out proposals for ending the federal debt crisis. they'll get back together sunday to beat the august 2nd deadline. chip reid says after thursday's meeting the two sides are far apart. >> i thought all of the leaders came in a spirit of compromise. >> reporter: it was a dramatic change in tone compared to just last week when the president gave congress a stern lecture. >> you stay here. let's get it done. >> reporter: white house officials though say there was no major breakthrough and the president said the hard bargaining is still ahead. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: the white house concedes the pain will have to include steep cuts in entitlement programs popular with democrats. sources say even social security is now on the table, prompting hous
CBS
Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. nearly two months after her trial began the case of casey anthony is et is to be in the hands of the jury tomorrow. closing arguments took place today and anthony, a 25-year-old single mother accused of killing her two-year-old daughter three years ago could face the death penalty if convicted. cbs news "48 hours" mystery correspondent troy roberts has been covering the case and has the latest. >> reporter: for three years casey anthony has fought the notion that she killed her own child caylee. >> mama, papa. >> reporter: in 2008 caylee was a spirited two-year-old girl. then a missing person. and a murder victim. casey was her 22-year-old single mom who raised caylee with her grandparents cindy and george, all living together under one roof. but in june 2008 casey abruptly left home with caylee. the family did not see caylee for a month. >> i found out my granddaughter has been taken --. >> reporter: in july the police got a frantic 911 call from casey's mother cindy. casey's car ha
CBS
Jul 15, 2011 4:00am EDT
, thank you. cbs news will cover the president's news conference beginning this morning at 11:00 a.m. eastern. >>> the fbi has begun a preliminary investigation into the phone hacking scandal of rupert murdoch's investigation. congressman peter king was one of the u.s. lawmakers who asked the fbi to get involved. >> anything at all which involved 9/11 victims at the fbi's jurisdiction over i want them to investigate and investigate fully. i have a lot of 9/11 families in my district. they're entitled to know if their privacy was violated and their loved one's privacy was violated. >> murdoch's son agreed to testify at a parliamentary hearing next week. >>> the u.s. is finding a war in cyberspa cyberspace. the pentagon say it's a battle to protect national security secrets but the other side is winning. some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high priced toikt air superiority for the 21st century except four months for that the design was stolen by hackers. 24,000 files in all. >> designs of satel
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
associates was arrested. the debt battle. a new cbs news poll shows democrats and republicans are paying a price for the drownout talks. norah o'donnell and nancy cordes have that. it is bone dry across america's heartland. maya rodriguez tells us this year's heat and drought are making history. and mark strassmann on the next race for space. four private companies are competing to a build successor to the shuttle. we'll give you a glimpse of the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. the tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain is growing wider, deeper and more mysterious by the minute. the prime minister cut short an overseas trip to return home. he will address parliament about it. the original whistle-blower was found dead, unexplained causes so far. the top man in scotland yard resigned yesterday and today the yard's number-two man was forced out. elizabeth palmer has our report. >> reporter: ever since that scandal exploded john yates, head of
CBS
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, but a little bit nicer lie. a little flatter. bill: "the cbs evening news" will follow golf on most of our cbs stations, so stay tuned for that. ian: greens have firmed up today, that's for sure. bill: steve stricker has been on a pretty good stretch. he has not finished out of the top 20 in a tour event since the end of february. 11th at the masters. tied for 13th at the u.s. open. won at memorial. ian: and a win here, of course, would give him third consecutive season with multiple victories, having already won at jack's tournament, the memorial, just a month ago. bill: the man who was named comeback player of the year not once, but twice. ian: he's chosen the putter here, bill. he likes it. david, it is just a little uphill before it gets down to the surface? and then a little downhill left and then a little downhill left to right from there. ian: feel the line. bill: for birdie and the win. ian: looking good. bill: oh, my goodness! ian: for three in a row! bill: steve stricker! ian: what a feeling. what a putt for steve stricker. birdie, birdie finish. desperately poor lies in the bunkers
CBS
Jul 2, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to a ceremony seen halfway around the world. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: good evening. the holiday weekend is off to a very bad start in minnesota. from state employees who vacation is looking for a cam ground. a budget stalemate has shutdown most of those state services and that's casting a shadow all the way to washington d.c. where the 9 the deadline for raising the federal debt ceiling is now exactly one month away. johnson has the the latest. >> reporter: many fireworks in minnesota have nothing to do with the 4th of july. angry protesters took to the capitol steps barking at law makers for failing to close a $5 billion budget gap. the resulting government shutdown means 22,000 state workers were furloughed without pay. state parks, cam grounds, even the state sue sue sue was closed awe hold a holiday week even. >> how can you solve the budget crises if you're not employing people. it just doesn't make logical sense. >> reporter: in the past decade four other states have suffered government shutdowns. new jersey, p
CBS
Jul 7, 2011 4:30am EDT
.s., especially. a law enforcement source tells cbs news officials have not uncovered an actual plot, but information that al qaeda recently expressed interest in recruiting a surgeon to implant explosives. experts warn plastic bombs would be tough to detect even for full body scanners. >> it's hard for the current technology to actually determine what is inside body cavities. >> reporter: security personnel have been told to watch for someone who may be acting out of the ordinary, possibly in pain or discomfort from an implanted device. sources say terrorist groups want to make u.s. airport security more costly and fliers more fearful. >> i travel a lot, do you think about it. i don't think there's one person who doesn't. >> reporter: the tactic is problematic as was demonstrated in 2009, when a suicide bomber sat across from a saudi prince in his palace. when the implant went off he was killed and the prince slightly injured. >> the human body shields the immediate impact of the explosion. >> reporter: whether or not they succeed in perfecting the tactic experts say it's evidence a
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 5:30pm PDT
that's at 6:00. >> the kids wouldn't buy it if they knew, either. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. see you at 6:00. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com >> pel ht, walking time bombs, the government warns that th terrorists might implant explosives inside their bodies to blow up planes. nancy cordes investigates. as whitey bulger pleads not guilty to 19 murders. jim axelrod talks to those who know him best. >> he's a fraud. he's a rat. and king rat at that. >> pelley: amazing pictures of a dust bowl scene in phoenix. ben tracy tells us why we're having such violent weather. and the right stuff at the wrong time. mark strassman with the astronauts watching the shuttle program come to an end. >> i'm not going to lie to you, being an astronaut was like the coolest job ever. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. in the age of suicide bombers, maybe it was only a matter of time. tonight federal authorities are warning airlines that terrorists might have explosives surgically implanted in
CBS
Jul 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
. danielle noddingham, cbs news, washington. >>> straight ahead, your thursday morning weather and the latest on breast cancer. new recommendations for mammograms. just one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... can lead to another. ♪ ♪ with real fruit, more of the whole grains your body needs, and a good source of fiber. nutri-grain can help you eat better all day. here >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york, sunny, 99 degrees. miami, thunderstorms, 91. partly cloudy in chicago, 93 degrees. in dallas, partly cloudy, 100. l.a., sunny, 82. >>> time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows mainly clear skies in the northern plains and midwest. thunderstorms moving up the rocky mountains. some scattered showers are dotting the southeast. the northea
CBS
Jul 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
the credit rating of the u.s. will be lowered. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >>> a movie premiere in hollywood turns into mayhem. hundreds of people became angry after fire officials forced them to leave an overcrowded theater. bottles and objects were thrown and cars were vandalized when police in riot gear tried to disperse the crowd. two people were arrested. there were no reported injuries. >>> "jeopardy!" host alex trebek was injured chasing a burglar. he's scheduled for surgery tomorrow. trebek is on crutches after hurting both legs. he says he snapped an achilles tendon trying to catch the thief on wednesday, and then he fell, injuring his other leg. >> i called security immediately and gave them a good description of the woman and they got her. so we got most of our stuff back except for the one piece of jewelry that i ever wear, it's a bracelet my mother gave me many years ago so that's gone and the cash. >> a 56-year-old woman has been arrested. trebek is expected to be in a cast for about six weeks. >>> tropical storm don is heading for texas. the storm is in the gulf o
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the coolest job ever. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. in the age of suicide bombers, maybe it was only a matter of time. tonight federal authorities are warning airlines that terrorists might have explosives surgically implanted in their bodies. this is apparently just an idea that the terrorists are talking about. federal officials told us today they have not uncovered an actual plot. but the notion creates problems for airport security. and we asked nancy cordes to tell us about the possibilities. >> reporter: the devices the t.s.a. warned of today would be tough even for full body scanners to spot. plastic explosives buried deep inside the body. john pistol heads the t.s.a.. >> the u.s. government has received information, intelligence about terrorist intent to use this type of concealment and this technique to try to carry out plots to blow up planes. >> reporter: a law enforcement source tells cbs news al qaeda operatives in yemen recently expressed interest in recruiting a surge onto implant the explosives. on this j
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. cbs news correspondent mandy clark interviewed the mayor when she was in kandahar and included him in a story about an american soldier who is playing an unusual role there. here's her report. >> reporter: jim crawford may not look like it, but he's a u.s. army major, part of a program called "afghan hands," designed to mentor government officials. >> hey, how's it going? >> how you been? >> good, good. >> reporter: to break down barriers he wears local clothing and a full beard, mike most afghan men. when we visited kandahar earlier this month, crawford was anxious to introduce us to the city's mayor, ghulam haider hamidi. >> there are a lot of good afghans here working and working very hard and risking their life. he's one of them. so the people here are really lucky to have him as mayor. >> reporter: that luck ran out today. a suicide bomber got into the same corridor as the city hall the mayor had guide us through. on that day he told us he was fatalistic about the dangers he faced. >> the got will kill me one day, that day, and time will not be changed. >> reporter: crawford's
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
and the future of manned space flight could be sitting in this garage when the "cbs evening news" continues. dad, why are you getting that? is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. [ male announcer ] inside every box of cheerios are those great-tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. is it a superhero? kinda. ♪ morning starts with arthritis pain... that's two pills before the first bell. [ bell rings ] it's time for recess... and more pills. afternoon art starts and so does her knee pain, that's two more pills. almost done, but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve because it can relieve pain all day with just two pills. this is lisa... who switched to aleve and fewer pills for a day free of pain. and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. >> schieffer: on wednesday, texas plans to exkite mark stroman. he killed two people and wounded another over the rage in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. but one man is now trying to stop the execution and it's the last person you'd expect. here's don teague with that story. >> reporte
CBS
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
recap the showdown between the u.s. and japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: good evening. it is relentless, dangerous, and gripping the country. a major heat wave this weekend has prompted officials in 17 states to issue heat warnings and advisories. take a look at the temperature map of the nation today. you'll find several large areas of 90s, and a patch that saw highs above 100 degrees. two hot weather-related deaths have been reported, and forecasters say the high heat is expected to spread over the next few days. cynthia bowers begins our coverage. >> advisory remains in effect through this evening for areas along interstate 35. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the governor called for a statewide day of prayer in hope of some divine intervention. for 47 straight days, temperatures in oklahoma city have been 90 or more. there's one day below 100 so far this month, and it's expected to be 100 degrees or more through at least friday. this summer's searing heat is setting new standards. this month alone,
CBS
Jul 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of people out there taking a lot of information. >> reporter: lynn told cbs news the u.s. is still not sure who stole the data, although the most likely suspects are china and russia. but lynn is sure there is a mismatch between america's dependence on the technology of cyberspace... >> it drives our navigation, it drive ours targeting, it drives our communications. >> reporter: ...and its ability to defend against cyber attacks. >> the attackers are ahead of the defenders in cyberspace. the technology for intrusions is far ahead of the technology for defenses, and we need to catch up. >> reporter: how often are there attacks on the pentagon's networks? >> there are attempted intrusions thousands of times a day. >> reporter: these intrusions are not pranks but espionage conducted by foreign intelligence agencies. cyber spies could be lurking undetected inside one or more of the defense department's 15,000 computer networks. they're in and we don't know it? >> it's entirely possible. three years ago, we found that someone had gotten into our classified network, and we didn't think that was p
CBS
Jul 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the pentagon is confirming tonight that some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted wholesale by spies who managed to break in to government computers. plans for the wars in iraq and afghanistan, secret information about american satellites, plans for a new fighter plane are gone. vacuumed up in computer hacking apparently by hostile governments. the confirmation came today in a speech in washington by deputy secretary of defense william lynn. >> to date, malicious cyber activity has been directed at nearly every sector of our infrastructure and economy. >> pelley: david martin has been investigating and he managed to get the first television camera ever into the pentagon's command center that defends against computer attac attacks. david also spoke to deputy secretary lynn about the information that's been lost. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high-priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century. except four months ago the designs for that a
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm EDT
plots to blow up planes. >> reporter: a law enforcement source tells cbs news al qaeda operatives in yemen recently expressed interest in recruiting a surge onto implant the explosives. on this jihadist website, a man claiming to be a surgeon described the appeal last year. through surgery i could place the bomb device inside the body of the suicide bomber, without the need of suicide vests. isn't this way beth than all the other options? the tactic has never been used successfully, and cbs national security analyst says terrorist bomb makers are far from perfecting it. >> there are numerous technical problems to try to make an effective explosive device operate inside a human body, especially one that has to incube it a for some time and then explode. certainly the body itself will act as a bit of a cushion to the effect of the explosive. >> reporter: that's just what happened in october of 2009, when a suicide bomber in saudi arabia made it through two airport security checkpoints with a device strapped between his buttocks. when the bomb detonated he was killed, but his target,
CBS
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
like. the deadline for raising the debt ceiling remains august 2nd, just 16 days away. cbs news the whitehouse. >> mitchell: set to nominate richard cordray. republicans are setting ready to block his non-nation. later, a new day for parris island marines. with a woman in command for the first time. the u.s. and japan face their moment of truth in the women's world cup finals and 20-something is a jump start detroit. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> mitchell: 405 as closed for partial demolition of the bridge. they failed to create the predicted grid lock. in fact it was over hours ahead of schedule. experts have long looked at the industry of detroit. the city lost most of its population since 1950 leaving whole neighborhoods virtually abandoned. but now dean reynolds tells us there are early signs of a motor city renaissance. >> reporter: it is sadly familiar. detroit as the ram shackle wreck the place of decline and dez illusion. it's a tough image to shake but come closer and listen. the motor in motown is humming. >> i think detroit is like that wher
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 4:00am PDT
to the company's website, all trips are canceled until further notice. sandra hughes, cbs news. >>> at the casey anthony murder trial in orlando, the jury begins its second day of deliberations this morning. anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. karen brown reports. >> reporter: the jury deciding casey anthony's fate deliberated for a half a day, and then went back to their hotel, without reaching a verdict. >> you are not permitted to discuss this case among yourselves while you are separated from this courthouse. >> reporter: they'll be back tuesday, to wade through more than a month's worth of testimony and evidence. prosecutors wrapped up their case by showing these photos of anthony, after her daughter was missing, partying and displaying her new tattoo. they argue anthony didn't want to be a mom anymore, so she suffocated caylee with duct tape. >> that tape had to have been on that skull before she decomposed. >> reporter: to get a guilty verdict, prosecutors must convince the jurors beyond a reasonable doubt. and the defense has offered the seven women and five men
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
of parliamentarians on monday. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >>> this morning there are conflicting reports on the health of former egyptian president hosni mubarak. according to his lawyer, mubarak has suffered a stroke and slipped into a coma, but his doctor says that is not the case. mubarak is set to face trial in two weeks on protests that led to his ouster. >>> secretary of state clinton is in greece, she met with the greek prime minister yesterday. she's meeting other greek leaders today. clinton says greece's tough economic austerity program is necessary to overcome a debt crisis but in the end it will pay off. >>> federal investigators are investigating a deadly bus crash in western new york. a tour bus traveling from washington, d.c., to niagara falls crashed about 55 miles southeast of rochester sunday afternoon. the driver lost control and the bus veered down into the woods. two passengers were killed, over a dozen others injured. preliminary reports indicate a tire blowout may be to blame. >>> at least eight people were injured when a big stage collapsed at a music festival in
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Jul 26, 2011 4:00am PDT
spending to stay under the debt ceiling, the recovery could be over and quickly. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >>> now to the massacre in norway. the confessed killer is in solitary confinement this morning, after his first appearance in an oslo courtroom. he expects to spend the rest of his life in a cell. and claims two other cells of his network are out there. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: anders breivik left the courtroom to spend the next four weeks in solitary confinement. he pleaded not guilty. >> the accused believed that he needed to carry out these acts in order to save norway and western europe from among other things cultural marxism and muslim takeover. >> reporter: police are investigating breivik's claims that there are two more cells in his organization. breivik admitted he bombed oslo's government building and opened fire at a youth camp. police originally put the death toll of the two attacks to 100, but revised it down to 76. ♪ a huge crowd gathered to express their shock and sadness, some holding flags, most holding flowers, many in tears. this vigil i
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Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm PDT
: do those star spangled banners yet wave? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, chantix is the most popular anti-smoking drug on the market with annual sales of nearly $800 million. but a study out today raises new safety questions about it. chantix has already been linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and now to a higher risk of heart disease. we asked dr. jon lapook to tell us what we need to know about these new findings. >> reporter: today's study is worrisome news for the more than seven million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the risk of heart problems. johns hopkins dr. sonal singh led the research. >> it is causing the same problems we are trying to prevent. that's why it's not worth the risk. we need to prevent cardiac disease among smokers, not increase it. >> reporter: the review combines 14 studies involving more than 8,000 patients. while a 72% increased risk sounds alarming, a companion editorial entitled "is it a heart breaker?" notice that
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
>>> thank you for watching. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> pelley: tonight, the president tells us social security checks may be in jeopardy. >> i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. >> pelley: during a historic moment for the nation, mr. obama says only courage will head off financial default now. assassination in afghanistan. mandy clark reports that president karzai's brother was gunned down. laid off on day one. cynthia bowers in a city so strapped it's firing cops as soon as they get their badge. and the first, first lady of the modern age, bill whitaker remembers betty ford who forever changed how america views the white house. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. it was a striking thing, today, to hear the president of the united states say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that you are due to be mailed august 3rd. august 3rd is the day after the government will default
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Jul 6, 2011 4:00am PDT
this week. karen brown for cbs news orlando florida. >>> now to the debt showdown. president obama is pressuring lawmakers to hammer out a deal to raise the debt ceiling so he's invited republican and democratic leaders to the white house tomorrow. tara mergener is in washington with more on this. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. while president obama is hoping the meeting with the top eight lawmaker also finally mean that deal but at this point it's unclear where any real compromise can be found. president obama wants congress to strike a deal on raising a debt limit in the next two weeks. >> we've made progress and i believe that greater progress is within sight, but i don't want to fool anybody. we still have to work through some real differences. >> reporter: he's invited democratic and republican leaders to the white house tomorrow to try to jumpstart stalled talks. the president is urging lawmakers to leave their differences at the door and he's rejected any talk of a short term agreement that would raise the debt ceiling for six to eight months. >> i don
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 4:00am PDT
. this is the "cbs morning news" week. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, july 25, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the norwegian will be in court in oslo this morning. he reportedly wants to explain why he went on his murderous rampage. he admits that he bombed a government building in oslo on friday. then drove 60 miles to an island and gunned dozens of people at a youth camp. one of the dead is the step brother of the crown princess. in a rambling manifesto he described the attacks as quote, atrocious but necessary. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: anders behring breivik 1500 page manifesto attempts to justify violence to achieve his political goals. but an expert on right-wing groups noticed a similarity to writings of unabomber ted kaczynski. cut and paste? >> yes. it doesn't make any reference to the unabomber so it looks like it's his own work, but it's not his own writings. >> reporter: thousands turned up for memorial services on sunday. government leaders and families wept for the victims. police continued to search fo
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00pm EDT
in smokers who have heart disease. the agency tells cbs news that based on this new study it will evaluate expanding that warning to include all smokers. that review could take a year. >> pelley: jon, i wonder, with these apparent risks does it make sense for doctors to prescribe chantix at all? >> reporter: scott, yes with an affect risk. smoking's horrible, it loaf lowers your life span by ten years and if you stop by age 50 you can regain six of those years. so even if it turns out chantix increases heart risk a bit-- and i can't wait for the f.d.a. to complete their study-- it still might be worth the risk because the possible risk of having all of the side effects of smoking are... might be outweighed by taking a medication. now, in that said, in my practice, i might decide to start with the other medications first, but the they fail then say here are the risks and benefits of chantix, let's give it a try. >> pelley: does chantix work better than other medications? >> scott, it does. say about 21% to 23% a year. that's a little better than other things like bupropion and even biofeedb
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> america's fighting men and women come home to a hero's welcome, but they also come home to a tough economy and for many, more than a year later, jobs are still hard to find and prospects are slim. we'll take a look at the growing problem of unemployment among america's veterans. that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." >> "cbs moneywatch" sponsored by vagisil. bring yourself back. the frontline plus killing force is there annihilating fleas and ticks. visit completekiller.com and get a coupon for frontline plus. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] say hello to the new mango pineapple real fruit smoothies from mccafé, bursting with fresh flavors and blended with creamy low-fat yogurt. the simple joy of exotic refreshment. ♪ they're itchy, dry and uncomfortable. i can't wait to take 'em out, throw 'em away and never see them again. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? get the contacts you've got to see to believe. acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus technology, keeping your eyes exceptionally comfo
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Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the white house. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. it was a striking thing, today, to hear the president of the united states say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that you are due to be mailed august 3rd. august 3rd is the day after the government will default on its debts if democrats and republicans do not agree to increase the nation's borrowing limit. both sides say they won't raise the limit without a deal to massively cut the federal deficit. a u.s. default would shake the world economy. the stakes could not be higher. time is growing short. in our interview, president obama said the situation is dangerous. >> we met the president this morning at the white house on another day of deadlock. the question is whether a deal to cut the federal deficit will include tax increases as democrats insist, or rely only on budget cuts as republicans demand. the republican speaker of the house, john boehner, started the day with a vow that the house will not raise
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
's over. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. yesterday, dominique strauss- kahn was the most hated frenchman in america. the powerful politician and former head of the international monetary fund had been charged in may with sexually assaulting a hotel maid in new york city. that sent shockwaves around the world and strauss-kahn was forced to resign from the i.m.f. today he walked out of court in a different light. prosecutors admitted his alleged victim had told a string of lies. armen keteyian was at the courthouse. >> reporter: in a surprise bail hearing, prosecutors told a packed courtroom that scientific evidence confirmed the sexual encounter between the 62-year- old strauss-kahn, and the 32- year-old housekeeper, but they had uncovered major problems with the credibility of the accuser. >> i understand that the circumstances surrounding this case from the viewpoint of the parties have changed substantially. >> reporter: problems deemed so substantial by judge michael obus that he quickly returned strauss-kahn's m
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